March 15, 1928 - July 14, 2008
ATWOOD -- Lila Jean (Schlesener) Steele, 80, died Monday (July 14, 2008) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood.
She was born March 15, 1928, to August and Martha (Gentz) Schlesener in Dickinson County near Hope, Kan. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended Maple Grove and Grandview Elementary schools and graduated from Dickinson County Community High School in 1946.
She attended and graduated from the Stewart Beauty Academy in Salina, Kan., and was a licensed cosmetologist since 1947. She practiced in Sterling, Lyons, Hutchinson, Junction, City, Herington and Atwood, Kan.
She married Gerald Steele in the United Methodist parsonage on Aug. 31, 1950.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Hobby Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Marvin and nephew, Rory Hanschu.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald of Atwood and sisters, Burma Hanschu and Doris Sly, both of Herington, Kan., and Joyce Loe and Phyllis Perry, both of Hope, Kan.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Atwood with the Rev. Gary Davison officiating. Interment will follow in the Atwood Fairview Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.